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Bible Lens


Discover the Bible Lens from the Christian Science Sentinel

Complement your study of the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson with the Bible Lens from the Christian Science Sentinel. This pullout section of the Sentinel provides a helpful mix of information about Bible verses, including history, context, verse translations, and word definitions. Articles and poems are hand-picked to inspire further exploration of the Scriptures -- and to show how others have applied insights from their Bible study.

The Bible Lens is included in each weekly issue of the Sentinel, both in print and as part of a JSH-Online subscription. We invite you to explore a sample issue of the Bible Lens here, pick up a copy of the Sentinel at a local Christian Science Reading Room, or subscribe to JSH-Online to discover new insights and draw new inspiration from your study of the Bible.

In publishing the Bible Lens, we support the first tenet of Christian Science: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497).

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights. — James 1:17 Exploring Bible Verses   from the Responsive Reading James 1:18.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalms 23:1 Exploring Bible Verses   from Section 1 1 |  II Peter 1:16 We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things. — Psalms 98:1 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Golden Text Matthew 6:8 Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. — Psalms 96:9 Exploring Bible Verses   from  Section 2 9 | Ruth 2:8 Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens.

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. — John 4:24 From the New King James Version ® Exploring Bible Verses   from  Section 1 4 | Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. — I John 4:16 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Responsive Reading Ezekiel 34:12, 15, 16, 22, 26, 31 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep.

The word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. — Psalms 33:4 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Responsive Reading John 18:33, 36–38 Then Pilate.

For in him we live, and move, and have our being. — Acts 17:28 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Responsive Reading Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? Abstract concepts were often personified in ancient cultures.

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.   — John 15:12 Exploring Bible Verses   from the Golden Text II Thessalonians 2:13 God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.